Cape Byron Headland and Lighthouse

The Cape Byron Headland Reserve is a State Conservation Area managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. It comprises spectacular sea cliffs, rare and beautiful coastal vegetation, spectacular beaches and a high quality walking track system that offers spectacular views of both the surrounding Cape Byron Marine Park and the hinterland to the west.

Situated on the most easterly point of mainland Australia, the reserve is a popular tourist destination. The Cape Byron Lighthouse and lighthouse keepers cottages, built in 1901, are an outstanding feature of the reserve. All the buildings are listed on the National Estate Register, and offer visitors an insight into what life was like in the days of the lighthouse keepers.

Aboriginal culture is alive and well at Cape Byron. The Cape is very special to the Bundjalung of Byron Bay (Arakwal) Aboriginal people.

Nearby events

  1. Cape Byron Lighthouse Friends

    Wednesday 23 May 2018 to Wednesday 11 July 2018 , Byron Bay

    Looking for volunteer work with a view? If you’ve got a minimum of 3 hours a week to spare, come and be part of a friendly team at Cape Byron. Lead guided tours of the museum and lighthouse, sharing the area’s fascinating maritime history w…

    23 May - 11 Jul
  2. Yoga and Meditation Retreat Byron Bay

    Wednesday 23 May 2018 to Wednesday 07 November 2018 , Byron Bay

    Awaken Meditation Retreats offer quality yoga retreats in northern NSW, near Byron Bay Australia. They specialise in private meditation and yoga classes, mindfulness workshops and health retreats in Byron Bay. From one hour private sessio…

    23 May - 07 Nov
  3. Mindfulness Escapes Byron Bay

    Sunday 27 May 2018 to Sunday 20 January 2019 , Byron Bay

    Half a day meditation and mindfulness workshop in nature. You will learn different meditation techniques to quiet the mind and become more in control of your thoughts. The workshop includes sitting meditations and walking meditations. The…

    27 May - 20 Jan